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The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

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6.—(1) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains a significant amount of free sodium hydroxide or free potassium hydroxide shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 4 of Part III of Annex A.

(2) Any test to determine the amount of free sodium hydroxide or free potassium hydroxide in a hair straightener product or a nail cuticle solvent product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 5 of Part III of Annex A.

(3) Any test to determine whether a hair-care product contains oxalic acid or any alkaline salt of oxalic acid or to determine the amount of such a substance in a hair-care product shall, subject to the limitation specified in the second sentence of paragraph 1 of Part IV of Annex A, be carried out in accordance with the said Part IV.

(4) Any test to determine the amount of chloroform in toothpaste shall, subject to the limitation specified in the second sentence of paragraph 1 of Part V of Annex A, be carried out in accordance with the said Part V.

(5) Any test to determine the amount of zinc chloride, zinc sulphate or zinc 4-hydroxybenzene- sulphonate by virtue of their zinc contents in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with Part VI of Annex A and Commission Directive 87/143/EEC(1), and shall take into account paragraph 11 of Part VII of Annex A.

(6) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contained in an aerosol dispenser or a cream, emulsion, lotion, gel or oil intended to be applied to the skin contains 4-hydroxybenzene-sulphonic acid, or to determine the amount of that acid in such a product, shall be carried out in accordance with Part VII of Annex A.

(7) Any test to determine whether a hair-care product contains persulphate, bromate or hydrogen peroxide shall be carried out in accordance with Part A of Part I of Annex B.

(8) Any test to determine whether a hair-care product contains barium peroxide shall be carried out in accordance with Part B of Part 1 of Annex B.

(9) Any test to determine the amount of hydrogen peroxide in a hair-care product shall be carried out in accordance with Part C of Part I of Annex B.

(10) Any test to determine whether a hair dye contains any of the oxidation colourants specified in paragraph 1 of Part II of Annex B, or to determine the amount of such a substance in a hair-dye, shall be carried out in accordance with the said Part II.

(11) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains nitrite, or to determine the amount of that substance in a cosmetic product, shall be carried out in accordance with Part III of Annex B.

(12) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains free formaldehyde, or to determine the amount of that substance in a cosmetic product, shall be carried out in accordance with Part IV of Annex B.

(13) Any test to determine the amount of resorcinol in a shampoo or hair lotion shall, subject to the limitation specified in the second sentence of paragraph 1 of Part V of Annex B, be carried out in accordance with the said Part V.

(14) Any test to determine the amount of methanol in relation to ethanol or propan-2-ol in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with Part VI of Annex B.

(15) Any test to determine the amount of dichloromethane or 1,1,1-trichloroethane in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 10 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Determination of dichloromethane and 1,1,1-trichloroethane”.

(16) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains quinolin-8-ol or bis(8-hydroxyquinolinium) sulphate, or to determine the amount of such a substance in a cosmetic product, shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 9 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of quinolin-8-ol-and bis(8-hydroxyquinolinium) sulphate”.

(17) Any test to determine the amount of ammonia in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 8 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Determination of ammonia”.

(18) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains nitromethane, or to determine the amount of that substance in a cosmetic product, shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 7 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of nitromethane”.

(19) Any test to determine whether a hair waving, hair straightening or depilatory product contains mercaptoacetic acid (thioglycolic acid), or to determine the amount of that substance in such a product, shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 6 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of mercaptoacetic acid in hair waving, hair straightening and depilatory products”.

(20) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains hexachlorophene (INN) shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 7 of Part A of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of hexachlorophene”.

(21) Any test to determine the amount of hexachlorophene (INN) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 9 of Part B of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of hexachlorophene”.

(22) Any test to determine the amount of tosylchloramide sodium (INN) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 9 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Quantitative determination of tosylchloramide sodium (INN) (chloramine-T)”.

(23) Any test to determine the total amount of fluorine in dental creams shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 8 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Determination of total fluorine in dental creams”.

(24) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains organomercury compounds shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 4 of Part A of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of organomercury compounds”.

(25) Any test to determine the amount of organomercury compounds in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 7 of Part B of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of organomercury compounds”.

(26) Any test to determine the amount of alkali sulphides or alkaline earth sulphides in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 8 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Determination of alkali and alkaline earth sulphides”.

(27) Any test for the identification and determination of the amount of glycerol 1-(4-aminobenzoate) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of glycerol 1-(4-aminobenzoate)”.

(28) Any test to determine the amount of chlorobutanol (INN) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Determination of chlorobutanol”.

(29) Any test for the identification and determination of the amount of quinine in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of quinine”.

(30) Any test for the identification and determination of inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites”.

(31) Any test for the identification and determination of chlorates of the alkali metals in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of chlorates of the alkali metals”.

(32) Any test for the identification and determination of sodium iodate in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of sodium iodate”.

(33) Any test for the identification and determination of silver nitrate in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Identification and determination of silver nitrate in cosmetic products”.

(34) Any test for the identification and determination of selenium disulphide in anti-dandruff shampoos shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Identification and determination of selenium disulphide in anti-dandruff shampoos”.

(35) Any test for the determination of soluble barium and soluble strontium in pigments in the form of salts or lakes shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Determination of soluble barium and strontium in pigments in the form of salts or lakes”.

(36) Any test for the identification and determination of benzyl alcohol in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Identification and determination of benzyl alcohol in cosmetic products”.

(37) Any test for the identification of zirconium and the determination of zirconium, aluminium and chlorine in non-aerosol anti-perspirants shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “identification of zirconium, and determination of zirconium, aluminium and chlorine in non-aerosol anti-perspirants”.

(38) Any test for the identification and determination of hexamidine, dibromohexamidine, dibromopropamidine and chlorhexidine in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Identification and determination of hexamidine, dibromohexamidine, dibromopropamidine and chlorhexidine”.

(39) Any test for the identification and determination of benzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, sorbic acid, salicylic acid and propionic acid in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex F which is headed “Identification and determination of benzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, sorbic acid, salicylic acid and propionic acid in cosmetic products”.

(40) Any test for the identification and determination of hydroquinone, hydroquinone monomethyl ether, hydroquinone monoethyl ether and hydroquinone monobenzyl ether (monobenzone) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex F which is headed “Identification and determination of hydroquinone, hydroquinone monomethyl ether, hydroquinone monoethyl ether and hydroquinone monobenzyl ether in cosmetic products”.

(41) Any test for the identification and determination of 2-phenoxyethanol, 1-phenoxypropan-2-ol, and methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl and benzyl 4-hydroxybenzoate in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with Annex G.

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87/143/EEC (O.J. No. L057, 27.02.1987 p.56).

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